Two held with unaccounted cash worth Rs 30 lakh
Kolkata: Two persons were arrested in the past two days from Howrah and the city for possessing unaccounted money worth Rs 30 lakh.
In both the cases, the police informed the Income Tax department about the unaccounted money confiscated from the accused persons.
According to the police, late on Thursday, sleuths from Burrabazar police station got a tip-off about a person carrying huge amount of money. Officers started keeping an eye on the pedestrians at Rabindra Sarani near Raja Katra areas.
The police source spotted and identified the man as Shadab Ahmed Siddiquee, who had a bag with him. He was intercepted by the officers at Rabindra Sarani. During questioning several ambiguities were found in his statement. When his bag was searched, officers found it stashed with cash. Siddiquee was immediately taken to Burrabazar police station for interrogation. He was asked to provide necessary documents. As he could not to provide them, officers arrested him. Cops said he was carrying Rs 10 lakh in cash.
Late on Friday, another person was arrested with Rs 20 lakh from near Howrah Bridge.
When sleuths from Golabari police station under Howrah Police were checking vehicles, they spotted a person in a taxi with a briefcase.
The man identified Purna Chandra Choudhury was questioned by the police officers. As there were several ambiguities in his statement, they searched his briefcase and found Rs 20 lakh in cash.
He was immediately detained and taken to the police station. Choudhury was arrested as he was not able to provide any valid document or reason supporting possession of Rs 20 lakh in cash.